West Ridge, Billericay

Price £440,000 - Under Offer


  • 3 Bedroom Semi in need of modernisation but boasting endless potential to remodel or enlarge
  • Very conveient location with the footpath opposite the house taking you to the High Street in 360m!
  • 50ft long due South facing Garden with hidden surprise behind! (Call for more info)
  • Front Lounge with Fireplace, rear Dining Room & Kitchen (could be knocked into one)
  • Double glazing and Gas Central Heating
  • Scope to extend over the Garage at the side, behind, or a Loft Conversion - as done by next door
  • Moments from Quilters School and an easy 3 minute morning dash to Biillericay School too
  • Wider than average Garage - ideal for car enthusiasts or those seeking lots of storage
  • 3 good size Bedrooms served by Bathroom and separate WC Room
  • Keys held for immediate viewings!

Although situated at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac, this 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House is in fact very conveniently located, as using the little-known short-cut alley opposite the house, which takes you past the Side Entrance to Quilters Infants and Junior Schools, the Emmanuel Church and onto Laindon Road, the High Street is only 360 meters away! This will also appeal to your kids if they attend Billericay Secondary School (home for lunch option!) and Commuters, who will be attracted by the reasonably short walk to the Station, itself accessing London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

A superb development project, this property offers huge potential to remodel or enlarge, its endless possibilities including the obvious of extending over the garage on the side, going out the back or of course a loft conversion, as this would be an obvious and affordable way of adding room to this property, as the space is already there, contained in the roof space.

Nearly 50ft long and nearly due South Facing, the Rear Garden features an old Oak Tree, which anyone who has watched 'Treehouse Masters' will know what we are thinking!

The Garage is wider than average, so will appeal to classic car enthusiasts or those seeking plenty of storage.

Inside, the accommodation briefly comprises an Entrance Porch, Hall, Lounge which has a Fireplace, rear Dining Room, the Kitchen, 3 good size Bedrooms, Bathroom and separate WC Room.


The Accommodation

PORCH 5ft 1' x 3ft 6' (1.55m x 1.1m)

With a sensor security light and tiled floor, this good-sized porch gives you added protection from the elements and then an internal front door opens to:


HALLWAY

A nice size area with a useful understairs cupboard housing a modern consumer unit and the gas meter.


LOUNGE 15ft 6' x 11ft 2' (4.7m x 3.4m)

The almost full width, 10ft (3m) wide front facing window floods in light and the 'parquet' style wood floor gives added character and extends through to the dining room.

The Fireplace with its adjoining recessed arch and tiled hearth, has an old Rayburn in situ (Please note this hasn't been tested and therefore we do not know if it and the chimney, is in working order).


DINING ROOM 11ft 1' x 8ft 7' (3.4m x 2.6m)

This room is also generously glazed with a large window and an accompanying glazed back door, opening out to garden.

With this room having a door to the adjoining kitchen, there is the clear possibility of combining the two to create a large kitchen/diner.


KITCHEN 10ft 10' x 8ft 8' (3.3m x 2.65m)

Fitted with a dated yet functional range of light Oak effect units, this rear facing kitchen incorporates a built in Gas Hob with a Multi-function Oven below and a stainless steel Chimney style Extractor above.

There are five recesses in amongst the base units, these being for an undercounter Fridge and Freezer, Washing machine, Tumble Dryer, and a slimline Dishwasher.

The original built-in Pantry is now making its return as a popular feature, as it provides a great level of additional storage for non-perishable goods and an external glazed door opens out to the yard area behind the garage, where there is at the moment, three old coal bunkers but could also provide the ideal space for an extension (subject to planning).


Stairs from hall to:

1st FLOOR LANDING

A side facing window with fabulous distant views, throws lots of natural light across the stairwell and onto the landing.

A flip down hatch in the ceiling provides access to the Loft via a pulldown loft ladder and we noted that the Combination Boiler has been put up here, freeing up the airing cupboard on the landing as additional storage.


MAIN BEDROOM 13ft 6' x 10ft 7' (4.1m x 3.2m)

This very well-proportioned principal bedroom has a built-in wardrobe providing useful storage, while the 8ft wide, front facing window ensures there is maximum light.


BEDROOM TWO 11ft 4' x 11ft (3.45m x 3.35m)

The measurements exclude a 4ft 9' (1.45m) wide, built-in double wardrobe and the large rear facing window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the gardens, which are totally unoverlooked from the rear.


BEDROOM THREE 8ft 2' x 7ft (2.5m x 2.1m)

It's worth noting the measurements of this front facing single bedroom, is clear floor space.


BATHROOM 6ft 1' x 5ft 7' excluding the door recess. (1.85m x 1.7m)

Fitted with a Space saver Bath, which then provides space for the adjacent shower cubicle, which has a Triton electric shower.

In addition, there is a freestanding Vanity unit and a side facing window.


SEPARATE WC

With a side facing window and a low-level WC, this room will often be opened to the bathroom to create a much larger family bathroom.


FRONT GARDEN & DRIVE

The wide Drive provides off street parking and the adjacent lawn could of course be paved over for additional parking.


GARAGE 17ft 10' x 11ft 1' narrowing slightly at the rear to 10ft (5.4m x 3.4m > 3m)

Much larger than the average garage and with an up and over door, rear window, and courtesy door.


REAR GARDEN

Outside the kitchen door is a concrete area where there are three old coal bunkers, as we understand that until recent years the central heating was coal fired. It has now been of course converted to gas central heating with the new boiler in the loft, so this area could now provide you with the space for an extension.

The main garden is laid to lawn with a large Fuchsia, tall Laurel, Apple tree and a rather large and impressive Oak Tree, which is crying out for a Treehouse.

Wandering through the Garden towards the end, past the Oak and over the rear ditch, you come to a pleasant surprise...we suggest you phone the office to find out more about this.


Notice
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.

The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.

It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.

The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.

Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990's, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.

The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.

Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.

The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn't changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!

With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.

There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don't need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there's a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.

Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.

Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!

All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.


A BIT OF HISTORY

Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.

Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship's victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the 'New World' of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.

In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.

A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew's Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as 'one of the houses on the old Burns Unit', although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.

The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of 'The Smoke' into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old 'plot land' home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.

With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The 'Green Belt' stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.
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